Fedora 17 was released on May 29th containing the OpenStack Essex "Feature"
Chris Wright discusses OpenStack in the Fedora 17 release video.
Nova updates for Fedora 16, 17, EPEL 6 and rawhide, were released for a security issue where security groups fail to be set correctly
Nova packages now enable libguestfs image inspection, which allows injection to more complex guest images. This is supported by libguestfs updates to the inspection functionality.
Derek Higgins identified and fixed important keystone security issues:
- Tokens remain valid after a user account is disabled
- Tokens remain valid following a password compromise and subsequent password change
- Once a token is created/distributed its expiry date can be circumvented
Alan Pevec backported these to the essex release and updated the packages
novnc packages were finalized to support VNC from a browser to guests through the dashboard.
There were tested successfully by CERN who shared setup and testing notes
Yong Sheng Gong from IBM also documented OpenStack VNC setups
OpenStack Folsom in rawhide
Fedora Rawhide has been mostly updated to the Folsom milestone 1 OpenStack release:
- python-glanceclient New
- openstack-swift-plugin-swift3 New
Also there was a Fedora 18 Folsom Feature page prepared, summarizing the tasks for Folsom support
OpenStack upstream news
Bug triaging day
About 20 people on and off, many from the Fedora community, participated in the upstream OpenStack bug triaging day, which yielded some very beneficial results
Anne Gentle wrote and guided through review a significant update to the Fedora/RHEL/Centos specific information in the upstream docs:
LVM backed guest images
GridDynamics after a dedicated review process, commited support for LVM backed guest images.
This significantly improves performance in their testing, over guest images run from a standard file system. As part of this they refactored the guest image handling code, making it much more maintainable.
Red Hat upstream work
There is too much to track in detail the OpenStack upstream activity of Red Hat developers, but here is a link showing the last 3 weeks of Red Hat OpenStack upstream development
OpenStack + OpenShift presentation
A recent presentation on the synergies of OpenStack and OpenShift was made available.
CERN's plans for OpenStack
Tim Bell from CERN (who use Red Hat flavored systems) has presented plans for running OpenStack on 15K systems (running 300K VMs) by 2015.